The Programme National de Biogaz du Senegal (PNB-SN) was started in 2010, but due to a few inception problems only managed to construct 14 plants, all with a slurry pit for improved agricultural produce. PNB-SN is the only ABPP programme that started with a bio-slurry officer from inception.
The GCC 4047 model, previously used in Rwanda, was adopted as the preferred digester model. Use of curved cement bricks combined with locally available materials has seen an improved reduction in costs of biogas plants installation.
PNB-SN has developed a gender action plan to integrate gender mainstreaming into the programme’s activities, tools and trainings. The programme has trained a man and woman from each household targeted to promote the role of women in biogas technology and development. Over 169 users have been trained, with 69 being women.